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A Pattern of Action

With a pattern of action we build memories by establishing confidence and inspiring a positive attitude.  We believe in open communication that encompasses trust, acceptance and reassurance that embraces positive choices and healthy social skills.  By nurturing, guiding and encouraging the child- is leadership building.  A pattern of action is a plan of, hope, consistantancy, and support.  A pattern of action is to know intention and outcome, teaching and instilling all aspects of development in social, emotional, physical and cognitive development by offering a variety of activities in art, music, dramatic play, story time, outside play in weather permits, role playing, and brainstorming contributions.  Building a favorable environment while embracig a daily routine, and providing the opportunity to meet with flexibility in order to address the needs of the child will promote growing and learning experiences.

A Framework of Teaching

At little hands daycare we stay busy hands and embrace our failures by persevering .  We try again.  We nurture our creativity that sparks our imaginations and use the canvas of our imagination to spark passion of life and creativity to be innovators.

To Be In The Know

For little hands to keep busy and active in the constructive process of growth and learning is  to know intention and outcome having a vision in the sense of  goal or direction. One key aspect is to guide, to respond, to engage actively with children during their play session.  Converse with children during their activities by asking open-ended questions and challenging the child's reasoning and their imagination.  We want to encourage brainstorming and contribution of their own ideas in social problem solving.  Role playing is a great way to provide an opportunity  to experiment with decisions and behavior in a safe enviornment and finding alternatives. We build leaders at little hands daycare by teaching them to do the right thing.  They make managers by teaching them how to do things right.  We instill leadership qualities by teaching management of attention, (focus), management of meaning,(purpose), management of trust, (keeping our word and being reliable), and management of self ( being responsible for our selves in self disciple).  We won't waste our time or others when we know intention and outcome with active hands, busy hands having goals, projects,direction a sense of excellence, qualities of leadership.

In our compulsive society we need to build a pattern of action

In our compulsive society of instant results, play for young children isn't always taken with a respect of sincerity, with e-books now instead of libraries, digital tablets instead of white boards and video games instead of board games.  Somehow I can't help but think that we add to the child's "I want it now" syndrome.  What we need to remember is that our children need to learn to trust and have confidence in themselves and others.  We want to build "a pattern of action" by nurturing and by imputing sensations in a favorable environment.  By creating favorable factors in our environment for learning and remembering making use of the strengths that children have CAN help develop their capabilities.  By giving support and encouragement that each child needs when he is facing the difficulties of learning, we can build the childs' learning strength by planning, observing, creating, and extending and enriching an interest of the child as he explores, discovers and builds a  sense of trust , a sense of autonomy, and a sense of initiative which is crucial to building a healthy  person.

Writing, an essential part to a childs' development

I believe that writing is as important to the development of a child as reading.  We can begin by teaching the child how to write their name,then, how to express their ideas on paper.  By creating an enviornment with a desk and writing materials and nurturing the creativity of their children that sparks thier imaginations, you can empower them to keep a journal so they may one day inspire others by their literature .  

Create an Attitude of Gratitude

This holiday season is exciting to me as My oldest son and his lovely wife are here to celebrate with us.  They  inspire me with ideas of thankfulness.  One idea to teach gratitude is to be truly thankful for family, friends and the support a classroom can give.  Ideas as asking the child what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving and writing it on the board to share with others.  Somehow this brings about an atmosphere where the children grow in strength and social grace to one another and secure within themselves.

Basic Teaching Skills

Simple rules are supportive.  Tell the children what to do instead of what not to do.  Postive rather than negative.  Use voice as tool.  Words and tone of voice will help child to feel confident and reassured..  Give the help the child needs.. Forsee to prevent rather than mop up.


Our reaction to a child's biting will control the behavior direction it will go. Sometimes children bit out of frustration.  The best way to avoid a bit is to prevent it by shadowing the child.  You want to remember that lack of sleep, distraction, hunger can contribute as an external factor of behavior reaction.  With that said, there are eight pointers that can help prevent a child from biting.
1.  Be firm, kind, and consistent.
2.  Use clear concise and specific words the child will understand.
3.  Firmly say NO Bite (without yelling) and remove the biting child from the situation.
4.  Administer an appropriate consequence such as time-out.
5.  Lavish positive attention on the bitten toddler.
6.  Use distraction between  the children and watch their interaction closely to avoid placing them in  conflict situations.
7.  Don't bite the child back.
8.  The toddler is learning the meaning of the bite hurts, but with consistent, firm, and appropriate consequence, the biting will defuse into no biting.

The Role of Play

Play lies at the heart of the daycare curriculum. It is a major contribution to the physical, social,, emotional, and intellectual development of children.  The development of skills and competencies is promoted largely through play.  In our compulsive society play is not as respected as  important roll because it does not seem directly productive.  The creative achievements of scientific thought involve sustained attention, imagination, and innovative ways of perceiving ad dealing with reality.  These are the characteristics of the child absorbed in play.
Play for the child is creative involving the child as a person with all his capacities.  Play is necessary for healthy development.  It helps prepare your child for adult life.  Play is the business of childhood.  The  playing child is occupied in learning to deal with the world around him.
The experiences and perspective of life are lived over again in the play of children.  This is a way to gain knowledge of the stage of development of the child and learn the needs of support.

Potty Training

All new experiences need to be handled carefully in order to build greater confidence in your child.  If your child feels his fear of potty training is accepted, he only needs time to proceed at his own pace .  
The best way to start the potty training process is to begin after the age of two.  The most important fact of success is consistentcy.  Once you start the process, keep the method the same.  Positive praise and underware of their favorite  cartoon is the best approach.  Begin each day with the same toilet routine.  Upon first awakening,  and then, every one to two hours during the day.  Be sure to give positive praise each time child sits on toliet.  You will see  success soon.  With this method  your child will be potty trained in two weeks, depending on the consistencey of the routine.
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